The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 192 122 134
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +12
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 75 132 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 1.36% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.27% 4.20% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 88 67
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 - £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £44.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
VB.NET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3304 3144 2701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.84% 32.29% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1765 1357
Average daily rate £350 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 115 214
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region.

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -2 21 £363 +16.00% 23
Surrey -49 13 £319 -15.00% 5
Berkshire +5 10 £350 +27.27% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £350 -6.66% 5
East Sussex - 8 - - 5
West Sussex -21 5 £431 +43.75% 2
Oxfordshire -16 4 £340 +28.30% 8
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Kent -13 1 - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
VB.NET
England

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET.

1 148 (100.00%) .NET
2 102 (68.92%) C#
3 81 (54.73%) SQL
4 70 (47.30%) ASP.NET
5 55 (37.16%) SQL Server
5 55 (37.16%) Visual Studio
6 46 (31.08%) JavaScript
7 33 (22.30%) HTML
7 33 (22.30%) XML
8 29 (19.59%) Windows
9 28 (18.92%) Microsoft
9 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (16.89%) .NET Framework
11 24 (16.22%) Oracle
11 24 (16.22%) MVC
12 22 (14.86%) Scrum
13 21 (14.19%) jQuery
13 21 (14.19%) VB
13 21 (14.19%) IIS
14 20 (13.51%) Data Structures
15 19 (12.84%) T-SQL
15 19 (12.84%) WCF
16 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (12.16%) CSS
17 17 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (11.49%) Oracle Database
18 16 (10.81%) TDD
18 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (14.19%) IIS
2 3 (2.03%) CMS
2 3 (2.03%) Sitefinity
3 2 (1.35%) WinCC
3 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.35%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.68%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) ArcInfo
2 2 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (7.43%) SmartPlant
2 8 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.03%) SSL
2 3 (2.03%) HTTP
3 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.35%) SAN
3 2 (1.35%) Modbus
3 2 (1.35%) Profibus
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) FTP
4 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (37.16%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (11.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (11.49%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.43%) MS Access
5 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (4.05%) DTS
7 6 (4.05%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.03%) MySQL
9 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.35%) QlikView
11 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.68%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 55 (37.16%) Visual Studio
2 18 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (7.43%) JIRA
4 7 (4.73%) Subversion
5 4 (2.70%) ClearQuest
5 4 (2.70%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.35%) Selenium
7 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (2.70%) Automotive
2 4 (2.70%) Military
2 4 (2.70%) Marketing
3 3 (2.03%) Retail
4 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 85 (57.43%) Developer
2 40 (27.03%) .NET Developer
3 20 (13.51%) Programmer
4 15 (10.14%) Software Developer
5 14 (9.46%) Analyst
5 14 (9.46%) VB.NET Developer
6 9 (6.08%) Junior
7 8 (5.41%) Junior Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Junior Software Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Consultant
8 7 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 7 (4.73%) CRM Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.38%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (3.38%) Architect
10 5 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (100.00%) .NET
2 70 (47.30%) ASP.NET
3 33 (22.30%) HTML
3 33 (22.30%) XML
4 25 (16.89%) .NET Framework
5 21 (14.19%) jQuery
6 19 (12.84%) WCF
7 18 (12.16%) CSS
8 16 (10.81%) WinForms
9 15 (10.14%) Web Services
10 13 (8.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (8.11%) WPF
12 11 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (6.76%) Ajax
14 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 6 (4.05%) Entity Framework
15 6 (4.05%) COM+
15 6 (4.05%) LINQ
16 5 (3.38%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Data Structures
2 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.76%) SCADA
4 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.70%) Life Science
5 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.03%) Open Source
7 2 (1.35%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) Clustering
7 2 (1.35%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.35%) NHS
7 2 (1.35%) GIS
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.59%) Windows
2 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.35%) Android
3 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) UNIX
4 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.68%) Solaris
4 1 (0.68%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.22%) MVC
3 22 (14.86%) Scrum
4 16 (10.81%) TDD
4 16 (10.81%) Software Engineering
5 15 (10.14%) CRM
6 12 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (8.11%) Web Development
6 12 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (7.43%) Migration
8 10 (6.76%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.41%) Data Analysis
9 8 (5.41%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.41%) ITIL
9 8 (5.41%) Kanban
10 7 (4.73%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.73%) Project Management
11 6 (4.05%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.05%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 102 (68.92%) C#
2 81 (54.73%) SQL
3 46 (31.08%) JavaScript
4 21 (14.19%) VB
5 19 (12.84%) T-SQL
6 14 (9.46%) PL/SQL
7 12 (8.11%) VBA
8 11 (7.43%) VBScript
9 10 (6.76%) C++
10 9 (6.08%) Java
10 9 (6.08%) VB6
11 8 (5.41%) XAML
12 3 (2.03%) Ruby
12 3 (2.03%) C
12 3 (2.03%) PHP
13 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.68%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (0.68%) Pascal
14 1 (0.68%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
1 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.43%) Degree
4 6 (4.05%) MCTS
5 5 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.70%) MCAD
6 4 (2.70%) MCSD
6 4 (2.70%) MCDBA
7 3 (2.03%) MCITP
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.68%) ISEB
8 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.22%) Oracle
3 9 (6.08%) Intergraph
4 5 (3.38%) SAP
5 4 (2.70%) IBM
6 3 (2.03%) Telerik
7 2 (1.35%) Siemens
7 2 (1.35%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.35%) Sun
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Perforce
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) Endeca
8 1 (0.68%) RedPrairie
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